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    Cheap Motor & ESC For 1/8 Buggy

    Im trying to find a replacement motor and esc for my rc8.2e rtr. Are any of these hobbyking products any good? Any body have any experience with these electronics?
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    RE: Cheap Motor & ESC For 1/8 Buggy

    You'll hear mixed reviews on the Trackstar and Hobbyking ESCs and motors alike. It seems if your expectations are low or your application not especially demanding, they represent good value. Personally, this is as cheap as I'd go...and will allow you to use 6S if you like too.

    http://www.hobbypartz.com/07e-c-combo-m3a.html
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    RE: Cheap Motor & ESC For 1/8 Buggy

    I would recommend using the 150a hobbywing esc.
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    RE: Cheap Motor & ESC For 1/8 Buggy

    Id be running 4s 40c lipo's in the 1/8 buggy. The 120a esc is not enough? Or is the 150a just better quality?

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    RE: Cheap Motor & ESC For 1/8 Buggy

    The hobbywing systems are very reliable and maybe the best bang for the buck. Castle, Duratrax etc offer a few systems that cost slightly more but will give you fantastic support if you ever needed it.

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    RE: Cheap Motor & ESC For 1/8 Buggy

    Is the 120a esc good enough for the 1/8 buggy with a 4 pole 2000kv motor and 4s lipo? The 160a esc's require programming box or something and the 150a esc says specifically to not use it with a 4 pole brushless motor. Also the 150a looks sensored. Can you just use the esc with a sensorless motor?

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    RE: Cheap Motor & ESC For 1/8 Buggy

    Can you provide links to what you are talking about please, there are loads of 150A and 120A systems out there, and even loads of different hobbywing ones. I never heard of a 150A esc not taking 4 pole motors, all 1/8th are 4 pole, some are even 6 pole. The ecs must not be intended for 1/8th use.
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    RE: Cheap Motor & ESC For 1/8 Buggy

    The products Im talking about are from Hobbyking and their pictures are in the first post on this thread. I don't know what amp is required for my buggy so I don't know if 120a is enough. The 150a and 160a are all sensored or cant handle 4 pole motors, or need a programing box, or doesn't have reverse. I need a esc that can handle a 2000kv 4 pole brushless motor on a 4s lipo, that don't need a programming box, that's not sensored, and has reverse.

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    RE: Cheap Motor & ESC For 1/8 Buggy

    So don't get Tenshock motors from Hobbywing I assume. Some of these motors look ok but I cant find a esc to go with it. The 160a esc says it needs a programming box, the 150a esc says sensored & not compatible with 4 pole motor, I cant tell if any of them have reverse or instructions on how to program them. Is the 120a esc from HOBBYKING good for a 2000kv 4 pole motor with a 4s lipo? Is there any other way to get a motor and esc for the rc8.2e without buying the $300 Castle or Tekin system that wont last 3 months anyway?
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    RE: Cheap Motor & ESC For 1/8 Buggy

    My current set up on my Ofna Buggy8e is the stock Toro, AKA Trackstar ESC with a Turnigy 1900kv motor on a 18T pinion. So far it's been a smooth and flawless setup. Still very touqey with much better top speed over the stock 15T pinion. Motor was only $40 from HobbyKing.com and the ESC if needed to be bought from them is only $68. They have other motors such as the 2100-2650's that'll also work on that ESC. But I find that the 1900kv on this pinion to be enough for now. Might mess with a 2100kv down the road. Ofna Tech support says not to run anything higher than 2400kv on the stock ESC. But I know people have ran the 2650kv with no issues, probably just geared down back to the stock 15T pinion.

    Also the stock ESC setting on the Trackstar should suit you just fine with no needs to reprogram it. Factory settings should be the best settings already. That ESC with either the 1900 or 2100kv 4-pole motor will be just fine for your RC8e.

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    I am referring to the Hobbywing XeRun 150a esc. It is programmable by with or without a program card. Will run all types of sensored or sensorless motors. here is the link:

    http://www.hobbypartz.com/07e-c-xerun-150a-sd.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueBorderRC View Post
    So don't get Tenshock motors from Hobbywing I assume. Some of these motors look ok but I cant find a esc to go with it. The 160a esc says it needs a programming box, the 150a esc says sensored & not compatible with 4 pole motor, I cant tell if any of them have reverse or instructions on how to program them. Is the 120a esc from HOBBYKING good for a 2000kv 4 pole motor with a 4s lipo? Is there any other way to get a motor and esc for the rc8.2e without buying the $300 Castle or Tekin system that wont last 3 months anyway?
    Ok bud I have been having the same prob now you go to this dealler they have a toro ts 150 amp esc that you can run up to 6s and will handle your motor. It has more prog options than you can ever use and it comes with a card for miner options for 85 bucks and free shipping. No you dont need 150 amp but you dont need a truck to pull a trailer either its just easyer on the equipment and makes it last longer. 85 bucks for a hq esc great deal.
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